Being Fit Isn't a Number

F is for Fit.

There are a lot of misconceptions that being "fit" means that you have to weigh a certain weight, wear a certain size of clothes and look like a model.  Well, that just isn't true.

Definition of "Fit"

If you look up the definition of "fit," one definition states that "fit" means being able to fit into a pair of jeans (no kidding, I actually saw that definition), while another definition states that "fit" means being in good health, especially because of regular physical exercise.

I personally prefer the "in good health" definition since no where does this definition indicate a specific weight, body size or physical appearance, only that you are in good health.

Breaking the "Fit" Mold

So based upon the above definitions, what does that mean?  

Does that mean that a person who weighs over 200 pounds can run a marathon?  Does that mean that someone who is a size 20 should be proud of their body?  Does it mean that a person who doesn't have a six pack wear a bikini?

The number on that scale is just that - a number.  The number on the tag of those jeans is just that - a number.

If you take care of yourself, eat healthy, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and control the amount of stress in your life, then you are, in my opinion, the true definition of "fit."  Being fit is a way of life, not a number on the scale.

Are you "fit"?

What do you think?  Do you think that the true definition of "fit" should be based upon the number on a scale, size of your clothes or how you look?  Or should it be based on how you treat your body by working out, eating healthy, etc.?  

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